Malaysia – a bubbling, bustling melting-pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony. Our multiculturalism has made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise and home to hundreds of colourful festivals. It’s no wonder that we love celebrating and socialising. As a people, Malaysians are very relaxed, warm and friendly.
Geographically, Malaysia is almost as diverse as its culture. 11 states and 2 federal territories (Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya) form Peninsular Malaysia which is separated by the South China Sea from East Malaysia which includes the 2 states (Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo) and a third federal territory, the island of Labuan.
One of Malaysia’s key attractions is its extreme contrasts which further add to this theme of ‘diversity’. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts while five-star hotels sit just metres away from ancient reefs.
Rugged mountains reach dramatically for the sky while their rainforest-clad slopes sweep down to floodplains teeming with forest life. Cool highland hideaways roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves.
Know About Malaysia Country:
|Capital City:||Kuala Lumpur|
|Largest city||Largest city|
|Currency||Ringgit ( MYR) – Conversion Rates|
|Recognized language||English (Almost all of speaking)|
|Independence of the Federation of Malaya||31 August 1957 ( Independence from the United Kingdom )|
|population||30 million. (3 crores=300 lakhs) (Malaysia is the world’s 44th most populous country)|
In South – East Asia, Malaysia is a country. The constitutional federal monarchy is made up of 13 States and 3 federal regions, divided into two similarly sized regions by the South China Sea, Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia (Malaysia’s Borneo).
Malaysia is an unbelievable combination of modern, multicultural urban areas and ancient jungle and rain Forest in southeastern Asia. You will be thrilled by the unbelievable melting pot of culture, beauty and urban sprawl.
It’s hard to think that the land which brings you the orangutans through the canopy of a treetop and which shows the splendid futuristic town of Kuala Lumpur with its splendid Petronas towers, is actually the same.
Take a look at Malaysian culture even more closely and remember the marvelous aromatic street food and the Penang temples. In Malacca, the charming aftermarket buildings are ringing with a prayer call from local mosques every morning.
Take a river cruise to Sarawak’s longhouses, passing remarkable wild animals on the way. Or if it is more your thing to trek through former rainforests, Sabah is just the place.
Malaysia can be thought of as one of the most diverse countries. You will love the lovely street food, town and countryside and friendly people. Come to Malaysia to stimulate your senses, like nothing else in the past.
- Singapore and Malaysia are not the same country, for both countries we must have a separate visa.
- A bA beach holiday can be enjoyed throughout Malaysia all year round as the west and east coasts alternate wet months of the year.
Weather & when to go:
The weather in Malaysia is hot and humid year round. Malaysia has a classic equatorial climate, with high temperatures and wet months throughout the year. Temperatures at sea level range from 21°C to 32°C, whilst at higher elevations it is much cooler, with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C. Annual rainfall varies from 2,000mm to 2,500mm. read more … Which is the best time to visit Malaysia?
Key Festivals & Religious Ceremonies
Chinese New Year – January or February, Malaysian Labour Day – 1st May, Wesak Day – 29th May, The King’s Birthday – 4th June, Merdaka Day – 31st August, Hari Raya Puasa – July, Malaysia Day – 16th September, Hari Raya Haji – September, Deepavali – October or November.
How to plan your journey? Tips for bigginers…
Find the best Travel package from a company/ Agent/Agency book from there, they will handle all things like flight, hotel, transportation, food, but its expensive but safe journey. OR
Do plan yourself – For cheap flight tickets book early 3 months before the journey and return ticket, then book a hotel, then apply for a visa as Tourist.
Currency exchange: After got visa you have to have visiting country currency in hand. there are currency exchange counters there in airports, but they take huge commissions. Best is get currency with in your country. If you plan for use Credit Debit Cards, first know your bank limitations and fee use in foreign countries.
How to get Visa?
Malaysia only offers Visas on Arrival to a very few nationalities and then under very specific conditions, on Arrival in Malaysia will cost USD100 per person. Better get a visa and then visit. Here read complete guide for how to get the visa for Malaysia.
- Indian passport holders are eligible for Visa on arrival in Malaysia, if they hold a valid Singapore visa subject to fulfilling certain terms and conditions. The Visa on Arrival in Malaysia will cost USD100 per person. for more info Read… How do I get Singapore and Malaysia visas together?
Safe to visit?
For the most part, Kuala Lumpur is a very welcoming city and a safe place for visitors. While small theft and scams are few in town on tourists, it’s important to safeguard yourself, money and property during your trips.
Most Malaysians are able to talk very well in English so that communication with the locals should not be a problem since the second language is English.
Before you leave note down these: Compile and print and list important numerals such as your KL embassy, bank numbers, credit card companies to contact in the event of an emergency. Malaysia’s mobile phone emergency number is 999 or 112.
Photocopy all your credit cards, passport and other documents that you bring to Malaysia. Keep a copy and leave the other at home with your luggage.
Flights (Cheap and off-peak) guide:
go to airasia.com/flights – Air Asia website or www.malaysiaairlines.com, www.airindia.in, (book only from official airlines) login and book early as 20 to 30 day. you will get a good low price ticket. from 50usd tickets starts.
Extra baggage costs and rules:
Purchase additional baggage before transportation outside the standard allowance. The weight of the carry – on bags may vary from class to calls and Airline to airline. As an instruction, passengers of Economy Class can carry a bag between 5 kg and 7 kg per person, while passengers of Business and First Class often privilege a greater luggage allowance, or additional bags.
Flight or Travel protection / Insurgence:
How Much It Costs:
There are many ways to get travel insurance: the airline or cruise carrier, an independent travel insurance agency, and your credit card sometimes. Travel insurance generally costs about 5% of your total journey.
What Travel Insurance Covers :
Travel insurance is designed to protect you from unforeseen travel misfortune, such as the cancelation of your flight because of severe weather, or the loss or stoling of your baggage.
In the travel insurance system there are 4 types of coverage:
- Insurance for trip cancelation and interruption
- Coverage of baggage and personal items
- Medical emergency insurance
- Accidental death or dismemberment insurance
Best Accommodations / Hotels:
Places to visit and Things to do in Malaysia:
Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur World’s tallest twin towers: This icon of the world renown is the largest twin structure in the world today and the 5th largest skyscraper at 451,9 m above street level. The skybridge between the two towers is also the highest double level bridge in the world and is doubled as a superb viewing platform. The 88-story building contains outside glass and steel and a traditionally inspired interior that reflects Malaysia’s aspirations to move forward and preserve its national identity.
PETRONAS Towers, Langkawi, Nasi Kandar, Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park,
Budget Travel: Tips For A Cheap Vacation
Follow these four rules for Tight Budget plan – 1. Plan early, 2. Travel off-peak, 3.book flight early and search flights by nearby airports and cities, 4. Mind your buying things and book hotels for away the beach.
Nightlife, Bars, Clubs, Drinks:
Casino and Gaming Destinations:
Malaysia’s mobile phone emergency number is 999 or 112.
National emergency number – 999. This number is toll-free
To call an ambulance, police, the coastguard anywhere in Malaysia dial – 999. For fire dial – 994. Dial 991 for Civil Defense
More External links for Malaysia Country Information
|More info of this country in wikipedia page||Wiki page|
|Pinterest pinned Photos of malaysia||Pinterest page|
|Twitter hashtag # Malaysia||Twitter hashtag|
|Malaysia Instagram Photos and videos||Instagram profile|
|Google Images of Malaysia||Google Images|
|Official Websites for Malaysia Tourism info||https://www.tourism.gov.my/|